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What causes Coup de Grace in Dragon Quest 9?

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This link explains what helps to improve the trigger of the Coup de Grâce (see Trigger table)

DragonQuest Wiki

The frequency of a Coup de Grâce occurring is amplified by the following conditions:

Critical fan equipped   +6%
Overcritical fan equipped   +7%
Hypercritical fan equipped  +8%
Dire critical fan equipped  +10%
Combat action medal     +3%
Martial artist, Ranger, or Luminary     +3%
1 other party member primed     +0.8%
2 other party members primed    +10%
3 other party members primed    +36%
10% damage taken    +0.75%
20% damage taken    +1.5%
30% damage taken    +3%
40% damage taken    +6%
50% damage taken    +12%
60% damage taken    +24%
70% damage taken    +48%
80% damage taken    +95%
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In case that link ever goes away, it would be better if this answer included the content of that link. –  KatieK Sep 7 '11 at 19:03
I believe you have to be at least level 10 to be able to use a Coup de Grâce on a character. –  Krazer Dec 19 '12 at 5:00

It also depends on what you're fighting. If it's any easy kill monster, your chances are really low, but if you're fighting a major boss (such as Corvus) your chances are increased.

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Yeah, BIG Serious Damage is a high chance to use Coup De Grace, use them well or wait for other party has Coup de Garce as well. If you wanna beat Corvus again...be careful very very sometimes used Magic Burst. He high level Sage can learn that. Defend yourself randomly. All your parties are primed Coup De Grace very naturally. Oh by the way, wanna steal something? Sure! Bring theif with you and find handsome crabs! (I'm just collecting resurock for example) If crab use critical attack to their. Prime to coup de grace hi chance! (find handsome crab has same-wise level your thief character)

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